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Ask François Grosjean: Are My Bilingual Children Getting Enough Exposure?

by Corey
Bilingual_Cover

While Prof. Emeritus François Grosjean was working on his wonderful book Bilingual: Life and Reality, he asked me to send him a list of questions that I felt weighed the heaviest on the minds of parents raising multilingual children.  It is my honor to present both my questions and Prof. Grosjean’s answers here at Multilingual […]

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Who Says You Can’t Raise Your Children Bilingually?

by Corey
Multilingual Children You Can Do It!

By Corey Heller You can raise your children bilingually. Let me repeat… You can raise your children bilingually. I know this comes as a surprise to many people, especially those who feel they couldn’t master another language if their life depended upon it, let alone share the language with their children.  But not only can […]

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The #1 Language Ingredient For Raising Multilingual Children

by Corey
Mother and son

As parents of multilingual children, we are often plagued by a myriad of concerns, especially when it comes to our multilingual children speaking.  We wonder if our children’s speech delay has anything to do with us raising them multilingually.  We worry about our multilingual children mixing their languages.  We fret when our children all of […]

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Are You Fluent Enough to Raise Your Child In a Second Language?

by Corey
Mom and son

Raising a child in a non-native language is a hot topic these days.  What with the cost of language schools out of reach for most parents and a lack of native-speaking family members and friends nearby, raising our children in a non-native language has become a desirable option. The question on most parents’ minds, however, […]

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Your Multilingual Child’s School Vocabulary In Your Language

by Corey
Teacher In Classroom

By Corey Heller This article originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. Each day your child goes to school and picks up a tremendous amount of new vocabulary.  How can you even imagine keeping up with this kind of language explosion in your own language? The truth is, you can’t.  However, you can make a difference […]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Children Aren’t Speaking Your Language

by Corey
Girls Whispering

By Corey Heller Wondering why your children are not speaking your language?  It is hard to say why one child will gladly speak a second (and third and fourth) language while another will resist it.  Below are the top 10 most likely reasons why they are not.  Do some of these resonate with your multilingual […]

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Can I Teach My Child a Language With DVDs, Videos and Books?

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Child on Computer

I don’t speak the language, but can I help my child learn it by using only DVDs, videos and books? DVDs and videos alone won’t teach a language, but it certainly can’t harm to try. At best it will sensitize the child to foreign sounds and help him acquire a passive knowledge of the language. […]

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Interview with Corey Heller on Bilingual Homeschooling

by Corey
Multilingual Living founder, Corey Heller.  Photo taken by her 6 year old son.

An interview with Corey Heller, founder of Multilingual Living and Multilingual Living Magazine.  She homeschools her three children in German and English.  Interviewed by Alice Lapuerta, Editor of Multilingual Living Magazine. Alice Lapuerta: Do you create a curriculum to make sure that you are teaching your kids the same things that other kids are learning […]

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Bilingual Homeschooling: Teaching Children at Home (in More than One Language)

by Corey
homeschooling kids

By Corey Heller “Last year when my son started school, things really started to change,” reported a woman in my seminar on Raising Bilingual Children. “I can’t get him to say one word in Chinese anymore.  He even said that he hates it when I speak Chinese with him!” Another woman piped in saying “Now […]

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Teach Your Multilingual Child to Sort Things Out

by Corey
Multilingual-Bilingual Children Language Activities

While you are sorting the laundry or through DVDs or even through the junk mail on your table, get your multilingual children interested in their languages!  Encourage them to join you in sorting all kinds of objects and help them learn the words of their languages for different shapes, sizes and forms. Give your child […]

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